Summary for Gibbaranea gibbosa (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Gibbaranea gibbosa Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Gibbaranea gibbosa
Authority: (Walckenaer, 1802)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1371
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 340
Pre-1992 hectads: 151
Total hectads: 411

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 350m

Species text

The species is widespread in southern and eastern England, with scattered records in the west, Wales and north to central Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as Sweden.

Habitat and ecology
The spider spins an orb web on trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, in woodland, hedgerows and more open areas. Both sexes are adult from early to mid-summer.

Although frequent in southern England, the species becomes rarer in the north.

Original author of profile: P. Lee

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 383 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 388 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 67 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 264 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 312 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Gibbaranea gibbosa

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Gibbaranea gibbosa


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